(No.109) National Cyber-Defense and Critical Infrastructure Protection

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Workshop Theme: 
Security, Openness and Privacy
Theme Question: 

Question 1

Concise Description of Workshop: 

The proposed workshop will discuss the development of policy and infrastructure for national-level cyberdefense, cybersecurity, and cyber-warfare coordination. The panel will emphasize cost-effective measures to promote the development of a culture of security within the context of a developing economy as well as discuss the respective roles and responsibilities of Internet users, Internet service providers, law enforcement, and defense ministries, and the modes of communication and coordination that allow for effective countermeasures and remediation of Internet threats at a national level. This workshop is aimed at governmental and military officials with responsibility for national cybersecurity, infrastructural security officers of Internet service provider networks, and the operators of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). The workshop will discuss concrete measures that any country can take to make its Internet access more resilient and robust in the face of attack, as well as the policy issues surrounding deterrence, escalation of force, mutual aid and support of allies. This workshop addresses issues of nation-state conflict rather than cybercrime and law enforcement. The development of CERTs, domestic production of Internet capacity, control of international fiber cables, traceback and attribution, definition of a defensive perimeter, and the development of human capital and expertise will all be discussed in detail.

Backgroung Paper: 
Organiser(s) Name: 


  • Bill Woodcock, Packet Clearing House

  • Liesyl Franz, Consultant


Submitted Workshop Panelists: 


  • Eric Rosenbach, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

  • Bill Woodcock, Packet Clearing House

  • Kurtis Lindqvist, NetNod

  • Quek Tong Boon, Singaporean Ministry of Defense


Name of Remote Moderator(s): 
Bevil Wooding, Packet Clearing House